Thursday, January 27, 2011

January Diva Dare – Day 10


Greetings Verve Fans!!!  It’s Maureen and I have the honour of wrapping up our fabulous new Diva Dare Challenge this month.  I don’t know about you, but the Divas have been melting my heart for the last 9 days with the sweetest Baby Love creations.  Before I get onto my take for the challenge here are a few details…

We dare you to make a card, project, layout, or whatever fits your stamping style using this month's theme - Baby Love!  The baby part could be for a new little someone...or a special someone!  Be sure to look for the details on how you can win some new Verve goodies at the end of this post!

My ideas for this one kept changing over the week…UNTIL I noticed one of my 7 year old female students wear the sweetest little zippered flower party shoes to school.  I then thought of my sweet little niece, Ava, who is around the same age.  She is the last girl grandchild in our family so her (and her twin brother!) are the “babies,” no matter what age they are! LOL  So with “zippers,” my sweet and patient-with-the-boys-in-our-class girl students and my sweet “baby girl” niece in mind, I created this card…


I used a stamp from Text Objects to make a black border, then stamped “Baby Girl” from To the Moon in different colours to match the zipper.  I love this “You Go Girl” sentiment from the same To the Moon set.  With zipper flowers on my brain, I wanted to make (YES “make with my own hands!” lol ) a fun zipper flower hair band to wrap up as a little gift.  I have only one son so I’m always fascinated by how my girl students and niece are wearing their hair on any given day.


Of course, the hair band needs to be wrapped in some fun packaging with a fabulous matching tag…


Oh, I just love using this Sweet Treat stamp with the Sweet Scallop die :)  Here’s a closeup…


So......will you answer the dare? If so, here are the rest of the details:

1. Play along with us and link up your new Baby Love creation (posted January 14th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE Diva Dare post before midnight MST on January 29th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but if you've got 'em we would LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we share our Baby Love creations. One lucky commenter will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing! Winners will be announced on Monday, January 31st right here on the Verve blog.

So go ahead and show us your Baby Love creations...we DARE you! 

I hope you’ve been inspired by my Baby “Girl” Love gift…I can’t wait to see what YOU dare to make ;)  Have a wonderful day!!